Patents by Inventor Minoru Hasegawa

Minoru Hasegawa has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 8169286
    Abstract: A coil unit includes a planar coil, a printed circuit board that includes a planar coil placement section that receives the planar coil, a protective sheet that is provided on a transmission side of the planar coil and protects the planar coil, and a magnetic sheet that is provided on a non-transmission side of the planar coil. The planar coil is placed in the planar coil placement section and is electrically connected to the printed circuit board. The planar coil placement section has a shape that corresponds to an external shape of the planar coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Minoru Hasegawa, Masao Kuroda
  • Publication number: 20120081514
    Abstract: A reproducing apparatus for outputting content to an external display device, comprises a decode portion, which is configured to decode the content, and an output portion, which is configured to output the content, being decoded in the decode portion, to the external display device, wherein information relating to a limit of displaying a 3D vision is added to the content outputted from the output portion, where the content to be outputted therefrom is that, the 3D vision of which is to be limited.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Publication date: April 5, 2012
    Inventors: Minoru HASEGAWA, Nobuaki Kabuto
  • Patent number: 8043695
    Abstract: In some preferred embodiments, a heat shrinkable foamed sheet has a foamed layer (2) constituting a core layer, and a non-foamed layer (3) constituting a surface skin layer integrally formed on the formed layer. The non-foamed layer (3) is less than about 1.55 ?m in maximum surface smoothness measured in accordance with ISO8791-4. Alternatively, by regulating various dimensions of foam cells formed in the foamed layer (2) so as to fall within predetermined ranges, a heat shrinkable foamed sheet excellent in surface smoothness and printing nature can be obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Assignee: American Fuji Seal, Inc.
    Inventors: Otis Jerome Ballard, Kevin Michael Bickett, Bruce Larry Atcher, Minoru Hasegawa
  • Patent number: 8026694
    Abstract: A power-transmission-side control circuit causes a power transmission device to perform temporary power transmission when a switch provided in a power-transmission-side instrument has been turned ON, and performs ID authentication based on ID authentication information. The power-transmission-side control circuit detects the presence or absence of a foreign object during normal power transmission by monitoring a change in induced voltage in a primary coil, causes the power transmission device to stop temporary power transmission when the ID authentication information from the power reception device has not been received within a given period of time, causes the power transmission device to stop temporary power transmission when the ID authentication has failed, and causes the power transmission device to stop normal power transmission when removal, a metal foreign object, a takeover state, or a full-charge state has been detected after normal power transmission has started.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2011
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Takahiro Kamijo, Minoru Hasegawa, Haruhiko Sogabe, Kota Onishi, Masayuki Kamiyama, Nobutaka Shiozaki
  • Patent number: 8004118
    Abstract: A power transmission control device provided in a power transmitting device of a non-contact power transmission system includes a driver control circuit that controls a power transmitting driver that drives a primary coil, a load state detection circuit that detects a power-receiving-side load state, and a control circuit that controls the driver control circuit. The control circuit performs a foreign object detection process based on load state detection information from the load state detection circuit after receiving ID authentication information from a power receiving device, and starts normal power transmission to the power receiving device after performing the foreign object detection process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Takahiro Kamijo, Minoru Hasegawa, Kentaro Yoda, Haruhiko Sogabe, Kota Onishi, Masayuki Kamiyama, Nobutaka Shiozaki
  • Publication number: 20110187818
    Abstract: Video processing apparatus and method including a process for switching a 2D program and a 3D video program. The method has the steps of, for example: inputting a 3D video signal and a 2D video signal; discriminating whether the video signal which is inputted is the 3D video signal or the 2D video signal; and converting a clock frequency of the video signal which is determined as a 2D video signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2010
    Publication date: August 4, 2011
    Inventors: Minoru Hasegawa, Nobuaki Kabuto
  • Publication number: 20110109525
    Abstract: An antenna device includes a dielectric that has a first and a second substantially planar surfaces facing in substantially opposite directions. An inverted-L antenna is disposed at a side of the dielectric. A first conductive member forms a first loop that has a first gap. A planar side of the first loop is disposed facing the first substantially planar surface of the dielectric. A second conductive member forms a second loop that has a second gap. A planar side of the second loop is disposed facing the second substantially planar surface of the dielectric. Each of the first and second conductive members includes a plurality of member components and a plurality of switches, and each of the plurality of switches are provided between two adjacent member components to allow the plurality of member components to be electrically conducted or cut off.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2010
    Publication date: May 12, 2011
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nobuyasu Takemura, Minoru Hasegawa
  • Publication number: 20110018786
    Abstract: There is provided a technique for discharge stabilization of a plasma display panel by forming magnesium oxide with a large diameter and adjusting residual amounts of impurities contained in the magnesium oxide. That is, discharge stabilization material particle, which is coated on a protective-film layer of protecting electrodes and supplies sufficient amount of priming particles into a discharge gap, is focused. By setting each impurity concentration in the magnesium oxide used as the discharge stabilization material particle to 20 ppm or lower, discharge time lag is suppressed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2008
    Publication date: January 27, 2011
    Inventors: Keiichi Betsui, Tomonari Misawa, Tadayoshi Kosaka, Yoshiho Seo, Hajime Inoue, Shinya Fukuta, Minoru Hasegawa
  • Publication number: 20110001427
    Abstract: A technique for achieving both discharge voltage reduction and discharge stabilization in a PDP and the like is provided. This PDP manufacturing method includes, for a structure of a front plate structure (11) to be exposed to a discharge space (30) to be filled with a discharge gas, a step of forming a first layer (4) having an effect of discharge protective layer on a dielectric layer (3), a step of forming a second layer (5) for protecting the first layer on the first layer, and a step of forming a third layer (6) of a powder for discharge stabilization to be exposed to the discharge space (30), the steps being performed in vacuum manufacturing process. And, the structure is made such that a surface of the first layer is exposed to the discharge space (30) by a step of removing the second layer by an aging discharge in the discharge space (30).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2007
    Publication date: January 6, 2011
    Applicant: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Keiichi Betsui, Shinya Fukuta, Tadayoshi Kosaka, Minoru Hasegawa, Hajime Inoue, Yoshiho Seo, Tomonari Misawa
  • Publication number: 20100289726
    Abstract: A protective film (6) having a high secondary-emission coefficient is formed on a dielectric layer (5) so as to lower the discharge voltage of a plasma display panel. When the protective film (6) is exposed to the air, it will transform or become cloudy, or the secondary-emission coefficient will lower. To prevent this problem, an inert film (60) is formed on the surface of the protective film (6). As the inert film (60), a film of a metal oxide such as SiO2 and a film of a metal such as Tb are simultaneously formed. Thus, an inert film (60) excellent in barrier property against oxygen and water in the air and enabling easy sputtering from near the discharge electrode at the aging step can be obtained. With this, a plasma display panel exhibiting a low discharge voltage can be realized.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2008
    Publication date: November 18, 2010
    Inventors: Minoru Hasegawa, Shinya Fukuta, Keiichi Betsui, Yasunobu Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 7812778
    Abstract: An antenna apparatus is provided, which removes dead directions, and at the same time, has a suppression means for easily suppressing the change of an antenna directivity pattern caused by the effect of a feed line or a radome and an improvement means for simply improving the VSWR deterioration caused by the effect of a reflector or the radome. The antenna apparatus includes a sleeve antenna connected to a coaxial cable and a reflector in the shape of a cone, the sleeve antenna including a central conductor and a sleeve, in which the sleeve antenna is arranged in a concave portion of the cone so that the central conductor is aligned with a central axis of the cone, and a top end of the central conductor is separate from a vertex portion of the cone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2010
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Minoru Hasegawa
  • Publication number: 20100244579
    Abstract: A coil unit includes a first coil having an outer diameter of D1, and at least one second coil having an outer diameter of D2 (D2<D1). The at least one second coil is arranged on a transmission surface side of the first coil. A part or whole of the at least one second coil overlaps the first coil, when viewed from the transmission surface side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2010
    Publication date: September 30, 2010
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Haruhiko SOGABE, Takahiro KAMIJO, Minoru HASEGAWA
  • Patent number: 7765480
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus according to the present invention comprises a reference image extracting section for extracting a reference image as an object for display; a parameter managing section for managing a plurality of parameters and their values for the extracted reference image; a parameter setting section for selecting any two arbitrary parameters and setting the selected parameters as scales for the vertical axis and horizontal axis; a peripheral image preparing section for preparing peripheral images each obtained by changing the values of the two parameters selected for the reference image by a specified amount; and an image display controller for providing display controls by correlating parameter values of peripheral images to those for the vertical axis and horizontal axis of the reference image so that the reference image is displayed at a specified position of a screen and also peripheral images thereof are displayed surrounding the reference image in n layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2010
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Minoru Hasegawa, Toshinori Takaki, Norihiko Sakata
  • Patent number: 7750783
    Abstract: A coil unit includes a planar coil, a magnetic member that is provided under the planar coil, a magnetic flux leakage prevention member that is provided under the magnetic member, and a heat sink that is provided under the magnetic flux leakage prevention member. The magnetic flux leakage prevention member is electrically insulated from the heat sink. The magnetic flux leakage prevention member is insulated from the heat sink using a double-sided adhesive tape, for example. Since the heat sink dissipates heat generated from the planar coil and is electrically insulated from the magnetic flux leakage prevention member, the heat sink does not function as a member which receives a magnetic flux.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2010
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Minoru Hasegawa, Masao Kuroda
  • Patent number: 7736807
    Abstract: A non-aqueous electrolytic solution secondary battery includes a positive electrode containing, as a positive electrode active material, a compound represented by the following general formula, LixFe1-yMyPO4, wherein M is at least one member selected from the group consisting of Co, Ni, Cu, Zn, Al, Sn, B, Ga, Cr, V, Ti, Mg, Ca and Sr; 0.9<x<1.2; and 0?y<0.3; a negative electrode containing a lithium metal, a lithium alloy or a material capable of doping and dedoping lithium; and a non-aqueous electrolytic solution, the non-aqueous electrolytic solution containing a fluorinated ethylene carbonate FEC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2010
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Minoru Hasegawa, Yuzuru Fukushima, Guohua Li, Takehiko Ishii, Masaki Kuratsuka
  • Patent number: 7659867
    Abstract: Provided is a complex antenna which corresponds to both a circularly polarized wave and a linearly polarized wave. The complex antenna includes a substrate, a power feed terminal, four helical antenna devices disposed on the substrate at intervals of 90 degrees, four delay lines having different lengths by a quarter wavelength, and four switch modules which are connected to the power feed terminal in common and each of which is connected to each helical antenna device and each delay line. Each switch module selects one of a first mode in which the power feed terminal and each helical antenna device are directly connected and a second mode in which each delay line is connected to each helical antenna device so that a phase of a power feed fed from the power feed terminal and propagated from each delay line to each helical antenna device can be sequentially shifted by 90 degrees.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2010
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Minoru Hasegawa, Takao Shimamori
  • Publication number: 20090278438
    Abstract: This invention provides a plasma display panel in which a blue fluorescent material layer is provided isolatedly from a green fluorescent material layer to prevent the green fluorescent material from being deteriorated. The plasma display panel includes fluorescent material layers of a plurality of colors provided between a pair of substrates. The fluorescent material layers are partitioned on a color to color basis with a barrier rib having predetermined width and height. Discharge is generated in the area partitioned by the barrier rib to perform display. At least one of the width and the height in the barrier rib for partitioning the blue fluorescent material layer from the green fluorescent material layer adjacent to the blue fluorescent material layer, is larger than that in the other barrier ribs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2005
    Publication date: November 12, 2009
    Inventors: Minoru Hasegawa, Akira Tokai, Shigeo Kasahara
  • Publication number: 20090233024
    Abstract: In some preferred embodiments, a heat shrinkable foamed sheet has a foamed layer (2) constituting a core layer, and a non-foamed layer (3) constituting a surface skin layer integrally formed on the formed layer. The non-foamed layer (3) is less than about 1.55 ?m in maximum surface smoothness measured in accordance with ISO8791-4. Alternatively, by regulating various dimensions of foam cells formed in the foamed layer (2) so as to fall within predetermined ranges, a heat shrinkable foamed sheet excellent in surface smoothness and printing nature can be obtained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2007
    Publication date: September 17, 2009
    Applicant: AMERICAN FUJI SEAL, INC.
    Inventors: Otis J. Ballard, Kevin M. Bickett, Bruce L. Atcher, Minoru Hasegawa
  • Publication number: 20090174364
    Abstract: A power transmission control device used for a non-contact power transmission system includes an operation mode switching terminal that receives an operation mode switch control signal that switches a mode between an automatic mode and a switch mode, a power transmitting device starting normal power transmission in the automatic mode after installation of a power-receiving-side instrument that includes a power receiving device in an area in which power transmitted via non-contact power transmission can be received has been automatically detected, the normal power transmission supplying power to a load of the power-receiving-side instrument, and the power transmitting device starting the normal power transmission in the switch mode after an operation trigger switch has been turned ON, an operation trigger terminal that receives an operation trigger signal that occurs due to an operation of the operation trigger switch, and a power-transmitting-side control circuit that controls power transmission to the power
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2009
    Publication date: July 9, 2009
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kota ONISHI, Masayuki KAMIYAMA, Nobutaka SHIOZAKI, Takahiro KAMIJO, Minoru HASEGAWA, Haruhiko SOGABE
  • Publication number: 20090174264
    Abstract: A power transmission control device provided in a power transmitting device of a non-contact power transmission system includes a power-transmitting-side control circuit that controls power transmission to a power receiving device, the power-transmitting-side control circuit causing the power transmitting device to perform intermittent temporary power transmission, detecting a response from the power receiving device that has received the power due to the temporary power transmission to automatically detect installation of a power-receiving-side instrument that includes the power receiving device in an area in which power transmitted via non-contact power transmission can be received, and causing the power transmitting device to perform continuous normal power transmission to the power receiving device when the installation of the power-receiving-side instrument has been detected. A foreign object detection process may also be performed in combination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2009
    Publication date: July 9, 2009
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kota ONISHI, Masayuki KAMIYAMA, Nobutaka SHIOZAKI, Takahiro KAMIJO, Minoru HASEGAWA, Haruhiko SOGABE